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Donut Falls

Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Great Hike with the kids.

Nice short hike up the trail to the Falls. Parking is limited near by. Plenty of parking by the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Alan G
,
Holladay, Utah
Nice hike...best in AM or mid day.

Made this hike the afternoon following a light snow from the Big Cottonwood parking lot. Road to... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
altaman55
,
Lake Arrowhead, California
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Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Nice short hike up the trail to the Falls. Parking is limited near by. Plenty of parking by the highway, so further to hike. We had some hot chocolate when we got back to our car.

1  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Made this hike the afternoon following a light snow from the Big Cottonwood parking lot. Road to the trailhead was closed which added 2 miles to the round trip trek for a total of around 5 Miles. Uphill on the way in...slippery on the way...More

Thank altaman55
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I lived in salt lake for a short time many years ago and Donut falls was a favorite hiking spot for my wife and 5 year old daughter. Then a few years ago my son and I went on a cross country trip from our...More

2  Thank MikeS_From_Chicago
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

You do a bit of hiking. Can make the entire hike in just over an hour. Beautiful fall and we even saw two moose along the way.

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We came her a bit unprepared. It's a bit more than a regular hike as you do a little bit of climbing, however it's still very much on the safe side. The end of it looks absolutely fantastic and it's really worth going there.

Thank ZekeMarsh
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you want a quick adventure that's super close, checkout Donut Falls! This hike had been on my Utah adventure bucket list for a while and I just hiked it this past February which made for quite the adventure. Once we made it to the...More

Thank AdventureCouple_2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a great and wonderful hike. The hike is pretty easy to the falls and less than a mile. Once you get there, the scramble up to the actual falls and small cave can be pretty tough, especially if there has been recent rain....More

1  Thank turbotrevor
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

So the trail we took sort of dead ends at the stream and you have to climb down the rock (not scary) and walk alongside the stream. That didn't seem apparent to us and we accidentally took a side trail to the right that took...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

It was a super easy trail but what made it fun was climbing the waterfall. It is slippery and dangerous but it was a lot of fun and very pretty. I wouldn't recommend kids climbing the waterfall. It is crowded though.

1  Thank Abbey M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We are not hikers. It took a little over an hour, but we did it with an easily distracted 3 year old. Had cramps that night and the next day I was sore; however, we passed multiple families that looked fat or out of shape...More

Thank SECYANKEE
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Molly U
28 May 2017|
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Response from Bruce K | Reviewed this property |
The cave is at the top of the falls. During the winter you climb your way right to the top as the snow covers the falls. You have to crawl into the cave. I've not been there in the summer, but I imagine there is a trail that... More
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